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Triton Cove State Park
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Triton Cove State Park is a 29-acre day-use park with 555 feet of saltwater shore on Hood Canal. This small park provides an ADA-compliant boat launch with access to near-shore fishing. Future plans include possible camping facilities. This small park provides an ADA-accessible boat launch and great views of Hood Canal. It also provides excellent off- and near-shore fishing access.

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The park is open year round for day use and watercraft launch.

Summer: 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.Winter: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Nature of the Area
Wildlife Mammals Birds Fish & Sea Life? Rabbits? Raccoons? Squirrels? Crows or Ravens? Ducks? Eagles? Gulls? Herons? Hummingbirds? Jays? Ospreys? Woodpeckers? Crabs? Octopuses? Oysters? Seals? Shellfish? Shrimp? Squid? Starfish? Bass? Cod? Perch? Red Snapper? Salmon? Shark

Environmental Features Physical Features Plant Life ? Cedar? Douglas Fir? Alder? Apple? Maple? Daisy? Foxglove? Rhododendron? Berries? Ferns? Seaweed
History of the Area
In the 1930s, the area was the location of a gas station and a small country store. After World War II, the area was developed as a trailer-park fishing resort with a boat launch. Though the property changed hands a few times, it remained a fishing resort until the state purchased it in two parcels in 1990. Since then, the boat launch has been rebuilt. The area continues to be upgraded and developed to include more features.
A Discover Pass is required for vehicle access to Washington state parks for day use. For more information about the Discover Pass and exemptions, please visit the Discover Pass web page.
1. Triton Cove State Park offers a saltwater beach for swimming.
2. The park's shoreline stretches 555 feet, providing ample space for swimmers.
3. Swimming is unsupervised and at your own risk due to lack of lifeguards.
4. Check the tide schedule before planning a swim as high tides can limit available area.
5. Water shoes are recommended because of rocky areas in the water along with oyster shells on shorelines.
6. The best time to visit for swimming is during summer when temperatures are warmer.

Float removed Nov. 5 and reinstalled March 6.

The park has one boat ramp and 100 feet of handling dock. There is a large parking lot for cars with boat trailers.(509) 632-5583. Annual permits also may be purchased at State Parks Headquarters in Olympia, at region offices, online, and at parks when staff is available.
Enjoy saltwater fishing from the shore or a boat. Catch species like salmon, flounder and rockfish. Shellfishing is also available.

There are three unsheltered picnic tables, available first-come, first-served. A vault toilet is on the premises.
1. Triton Cove Loop Trail: This is a 0.8-mile loop trail that offers scenic views of the Hood Canal and Olympic Mountains, suitable for all skill levels.

2. Beach Access Trail: A short but steep path leading directly to the beach from parking areas; it's about half a mile long with some rocky terrain.

3. Forest Pathway: An easy-to-moderate difficulty level pathway stretching approximately one mile through dense forested area offering glimpses of local flora and fauna.

4. Birdwatcher's Route: Specifically designed for bird enthusiasts, this route provides excellent opportunities to spot various species in their natural habitat along its two miles length.

5. Triton Viewpoint Hike: About three-quarters of a mile hike uphill leads you to an elevated viewpoint overlooking stunning vistas across Triton Cove State Park - perfect place for sunset viewing or picnic lunch break during your hiking adventure.

6. Waterfront Walkway: Approximately quarter-mile walk alongside waterfront providing breathtaking view over water body especially at sunrise or sunset time.

7. Cove Exploration Track: Roughly half-a-mile track allowing hikers opportunity explore coves around park while enjoying serene environment amidst nature.

8. Interpretive Nature Trails: These are several small trails scattered throughout park where visitors can learn more about native plants animals found within region via informative signboards placed strategically along paths.

9. Mountain Biking Paths: For those who prefer biking rather than walking there few designated mountain bike routes varying lengths difficulties available inside state park.
Area Attractions
Water Activities Other? Boating (saltwater)? 1 boat ramp (saltwater)? 100 feet of dock (saltwater)? Diving? Fishing (saltwater)? Personal Watercraft (saltwater)? Crabbing? Oysters? Bird Watching

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Located on the Olympic Peninsula on the west side of Hood Canal, six miles south of Brinnon, Wash., and seven miles north of Eldon, Wash. in Jefferson County.

From Dosewallips State Park:Drive south nine miles on Hwy. 101.

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